Hi, my name is Cassie and I'd like to take this opportunity to share with you a little about myself and my bodywork.
Let me first say that I love bodywork. I enjoying giving it, receiving it and the change it creates in my life. Ideally I receive some form of bodywork every week. It took me a while to get to this point, but it's made a huge difference in many facets of my life. I received my massage education from the Denver School of Massage Therapy in 2007. Before moving to Colorado I attended Canisius College in Buffalo, NY graduating with a degree in communications studies. I helped forge a club crew team there in 2002 and absolutely loved it. The team is now rowing at the varsity level and continues to erg on to this day. I had a lot of experience with overused sore muscles and repetitive motion strains through sports in my younger years and while rowing. My friends and I found ways to get the knots out with elbows in the back, stretching and yoga. To this day, I remember the first time I felt a trigger point referral pattern and the relief when we finally got it to release. I had my first professional massage during my senior year and appreciated the results and the experience as a whole. It was then I decided this was the path for me.
I worked in conjunction with Physical Therapists here in Boulder for the first five years of my practice. Together, we assisted clients in complete healing and avoiding re-injury through an approach that combines expertise with the clients at home participation. I've worked with clients on recovery from injury, maintenance for both athletes and technology junkies, prevention of general wear and tear on the body, and those who want some companionship on their daily journey to health. I've found this introduction into full body care and home participation at the PT clinic has guided my practice in a similar direction.
Some of my clients are people who sit long hours at computers, run marathons, think about running marathons, travel regularly, do yoga, and have small children that like to be carried around. Clients sometimes overdo it at CrossFit, are recovering from a sprained ankle, want to prevent tendonitis or carpal tunnel, bike around on mountains, or just don't make time to stretch. Massage therapy can benefit all kinds of lifestyles and help you create balance no matter what ails you.
In addition to my basic massage training I've received advanced education in myofascial treatments and specialize in hip pain, low back pain and neck issues. I'm a member of the American Massage Therapy Association and am always learning new things about the body and how we can age gracefully.
I added Active Isolated Stretching to my tool box in 2013. I wholeheartedly believe in this form of stretching and it's ability to be a successful maintenance and rehabilitative tool. It's fun, active and effective. I've always been an active person and I find great value in body movement for physical and mental health. My present participation in athletics has morphed into hiking, biking, yoga and trying various gym styles in town... with an occasional ski run or wiffle ball game.
The past couple years I've entered the world of Connective Tissue Release using my feet. It's been so fun for me to add this tool to my practice. I've found it to be highly effective and awesome in that "hurt so good, just 10 seconds of hell... wow, it feels so much better" way. I love that it's intense, that I have to work for it and that I can walk away pain free. I've even found the one move that releases my IT Band and hamstrings like no other and that in itself hooked me. I hope you come give it a try and let me share my new found relief with you.
In my practice, I like working with all different people and expanding on the knowledge I already have to provide the best care possible from my ever evolving tool box. I would love to work with you to create that session you've been looking for.